Sec. JJJ-1. 26 MRSA §2031, sub-§8, as amended by PL 2007, c. 539, Pt. RRR, §1, is further amended to read:
An applicant that is not a business shall demonstrate, in partnership with a business or a consortium of businesses, the ability to link training services with actual job creation, expansion, upgrade or retention. Training provided under this section is considered approved training under the unemployment insurance laws and the laws regarding dislocated workers administered by the Department of Labor.
Training funds authorized under this section must be paid to the employer on a reimbursement basis. Reimbursement may not exceed $800 for each newly hired employee or $350 for each incumbent employee who is trained.
Sec. JJJ-2. Report. The Department of Labor shall issue a report to the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, the Joint Standing Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development and the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs by January 11, 2010 with recommendations regarding possible targeting of limited funds to employers based upon the number of employees and by industry sectors pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 26, section 2031, subsection 8.